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Scottish referendum polling station. Click to enlarge

Referendum counters were stood down ‘for high-fiving Yes votes and booing Nos’

In contrast to earlier reports that voting was rigged in favour of a No vote, it’s claimed that Highland vote counters had their own preferences

Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the crisis in Ukraine was the result of a coup d’etat in that country backed by the West

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

Despite warnings from Russia and Iran that such action could be considered a violation of sovereignty tantamount to an act of war

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount

Accusations of vote rigging continue as some quite credible explanations begin to emerge. Includes videos

Alex Salmond and Queen Elizabeth II. Click to enlarge

Alex Salmond says No voters were ‘tricked’

If Alex Salmond were an authentic leader he would have raised the issue of vote rigging. Why hasn’t he done so? Or is he just another stooge for the elite?

Yes votes in No pile at Scottish referendum. Click to enlarge

Video Proof ‘Scotland Independent’ Vote Was Rigged

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his intention to step down but perhaps he shouldn’t go, at least not until he’s seen this

Scottish referendum polling station. Click to enlarge

Russian Election Observers: Westminster Rigged Scottish Independence Vote

Kremlin-aligned body sensationally claims vote count was fixed to secure ‘no’ victory

Voters enter a polling station in Pitlochry, Scotland, Sept 18, 2014. Click to enlarge

Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in UK

High turnout with more than 90% of the electorate casting a vote in some areas.

Scotland overwhelmingly rejects independence

The “No” campaign wins by a bigger margin than expected

The DOPE-mobile: Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated £500,000

Two Italian men arrested in grace and favour Jaguar used by cardinal

Ukrainian leaded Petro Poroshenko. Click to enlarge

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Kiev shifts closer toward the E.U. as it loosens ties to the rebellious eastern Ukraine

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ukraine: Wedge Between Europe and Putin

The Neo Con coup in Kiev drove a stake in Putin’s plan for an economic sphere stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok. By alienating Europe from Russia, Europe remains dependent on the USA.

Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls

Investors pulled £16.60 billion out of UK financial assets last month – the biggest outflow since the Lehman Brothers crisis – as concern mounted over the fate of the union

UK military planning to set up new bases in Middle East

Purportedly in response to the threat posed by Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL)

Renewed shelling in two cities threatens Ukraine ceasefire

Fragile ceasefire threatened by renewed shelling

When launched the HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Prince of Wales will be the two biggest ships to have ever sailed in the Royal Navy. Click to enlarge

Royal Navy will get second aircraft carrier after Nato leaders agree to boost military spending

Leaders agree to preposition military supplies across eastern Europe in readiness for possible conflict with Russia

Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

At the time of writing the ceasefire appeared to be holding

Beheading in Saudi Arabia. Click to enlarge

Saudi Arabia beheads Iranian national

Just in case you were wondering where Sunni militants got the idea for beheadings from. In Saudi Arabia in the past four weeks alone 40 have been beheaded

Alice Cooper covers the Bob Dylan song “Isis”

Alice Cooper covers the Bob Dylan song “Isis”

We never would have guessed it but Alice Cooper has just gone up in our estimation

Monica O'Connor and husband Eddie O'Neill. Click to enlarge

Mum of six released from jail after imprisonment over home schooling dispute

As the correspondent who sent this noted, this smacks of the workings of a fascist state